The cottage is wonderful and so near the sea that you can smell it! We had a great holiday a big part of that was the location of the cottage in the old part of town and across the road from the sea, as well as the quaintness of the cottage. Yes the ceilings are low, stairs tight, but all as expected. No parking outside but hey, loads of free paring to the north of the street, never was an issue. Deal is lovely, loads to see, loads of pubs and restaurants. Perfectly sited to explore Kent. We went to Ramsgate, Margate, Canterbury, Dover, plus lots of smaller villages. Caught the last gasp of summer, could not have been better.